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[NL2-NL10] [Fullring] NL10 KQo

    • SepOwnage
      Joined: 29.08.2012 Posts: 23
      Defending my blind. His att to steal was only 30, but his fold to 3bet was 5/6 so I went for the resteal.
      I made midpair on the flop. I thought the ace and queen hit his range pretty well and that he wasn't likely to fold to a cbet. His AF was 11 so he'd probably fire if I checked. If I just called he would probably bet on the turn and river too, and I could lose a lot of money if he had an ace. So I thought check/raising would be nice because he'd fold everything but aces so that if he would call or raise, I could safely fold.
      Is this the correct reasoning?

      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 7 players

      BTN: 101.7 BB (VPIP: 12.02, PFR: 7.10, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 184)
      Hero (BB): 109.2 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:diamond: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero raises to 9 BB, BTN calls 6 BB

      Flop: (18.5 BB, 2 players) 3:heart: A:club: Q:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 10 BB, Hero raises to 30 BB, fold
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Sep,

      Preflop: looks fine but I'd 3-bet to 10-12 BB OOP.

      Postflop: The ck/raise make only worse hands fold and better continue.

      The worse hands that would fold to a ck/raise also fold to a cbet which is much cheaper. The only benefit that I see for a ck/raise is that we can make some extra money from him betting a lot of hands as a bluff. But then we could just bluffcatch because we actually have decent showdown value and there's no value in a raise nor can we bluff with it (we can just try to steal the pot now and make it easier).

      By default, without anymore info I would just cbet/fold this flop. It makes our hand much easier to play.